Somethings From Nothings - online creative workshop series
by Sylv & Min
Workshop Pass (6 months): Feb - Jul 2024
Free to access - pay what you decide at the end of the course.
‘Somethings from Nothings’ is a fun, online workshop series for adults, no experience necessary. Designed for all creative human beings, be that in the garden, the kitchen or dancing in your lounge room, this relaxed and playful process will help you (re)discover the joy of simply creating.
Carve out some time from your regular routine to explore creative process through play, imagination, moving, scribbling and connecting with your own creativity. Following your own curiosity and using nothing but the tools and objects found readily around you, enjoy creating something from nothing.
Returning for a second series in 2024, this carefully curated workshop series will be delivered monthly to your inbox. Content will introduce creative prompts, shared exercises and multi-sensory inspiration. Guided by collaborators and interdisciplinary artists, Sylv Meltzer (she/her) and Melinda Hetzel (she/her), set your expectations around whatever is a realistic time commitment for you. See what emerges from regular practice, without the pressure of an outcome.
You will need:
- pen / pencil (colours fun but optional)
- notebook / paper (a book can be great, but again optional)
- camera on your phone (optional)
- Google meet free software & internet connection (if joining online sessions only)
Optional online practice sharing sessions (last Wednesday of the month):
Time: 8-9pm (AEDT / AEST)
Dates: 28 Feb, 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 29 May, 26 Jun, 31 Jul 2024
The last Wednesday of every month, you are invited to join a relaxed and informal online session with other participants, for questions, reflections and to share in each other’s process. A meeting link will be provided on registration.
These online practice sharing sessions will use Google Meet's free video-conferencing software, for you to acces via your computer, tablet or smart phone. Or you may prefer to opt for email content only.
All communities welcome. Please let us know if you have any access requirements.
If you have any questions please contact us on: somethingsfromnothings [at] gmail.com
We acknowledge that ‘Somethings From Nothings’ takes place on unceded Kulin Country and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
Who we are:
Sylvie Meltzer (she/her) and Melinda (Min) Hetzel (she/her) are interdisciplinary artists with a passion for collaboration. They spent much of the last couple of years facilitating online creative workshops and are finding it hard to kick the habit.
Sylvie Meltzer (she/her) is a workshop and teaching artist dedicated to storytelling. She has spent the past fifteen years collaborating with other humans to tell their stories. Sylvie is passionate about nurturing people to ‘get up and have a go’. She has become very adept at working with pretty much nothing, to make seriously something. Sylvie’s work ranges from the spectacle of thousands of students dancing, to the intimate spaces of homes, halls, sheds, tents, zoom windows and under the stars.
Sylv also loves glitter.
Melinda (Min) Hetzel (she/ her) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working as a guest on unceded Wurundjeri Country in Naarm (Melbourne). Her practice centres around collaboration and facilitating creative processes, and frequently involves family and friends. Melinda works across performance and installation. With artist-led collective, Melinda Hetzel & Co, she specialises in creating intimate arts experiences in public space. She is fascinated with how live arts, in combination with digital technologies, can affirm threads of interconnectedness between human beings and the rapidly changing world in which we live.
Min loves unfinished drawings, teapots and old boots.